Muslim Matrimonials and More's Ask Bilqis


Monday, September 13, 1999


Dear Bilqis,

Assalamu alaykum,

I am a converted Muslim and I want to know why it is not recommended to listen to music or watch TV as other Musims say. If it wasn't good then why should we have Islamic videos, CDs, cassettes, etc. They say if we want to have them then we must not watch or listen to haraam things. Your ideas or explanations will be very much appreciated.

"Want to know"


Dear "Want to know",

I believe you answered part of your question yourself. We want to avoid "haraam" or unlawful things in whatever form they may take. So videos, CD's, cassettes, television, movies, etc. should be monitored carefully for ourselves and our childrens' sake. There are however many excellent things of this sort on Islamic topics which are both educational and entertaining.

Since you are on the internet I will give you a few addresses that should be helpful:

This site as the address indicates is especially for new converts to Islam:

This site is a topical index to different aspects of Islam:

USC Muslim Student Assoc. Islamic Server (covers Fundamentals of Islam, Islam and Society, Stories of New Muslims, etc.):

Islamic videos, CD's, books, etc.:

I would also suggest (if you haven't already done so), read through "" for information on all aspects of "Marriage in Islam".

Let me take this opportunity to welcome you to Islam and encourage you to seek knowledge on your religion as well as other fields of study. May Allah (swt) increase you in Faith, increase you in Knowledge and grant to you the good of this world and the next.

-Bilqis Muslim Matrimonials